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Shaped by Faith Courses

Shaped by Faith Online Learning

A special thank you to the Roanridge Trust Fund for the grant that permits us to offer the certificate programs for leadership formation and funding from the Diocese of Central PA as well as the Roanridge grant in the Shaped by Faith location.

Shaped by Faith webinar learning opportunities are available through The Stevenson School for Ministry. Participants can learn online and/or face-to-face in small groups. Five-week e–learning opportunities are available at no cost through our Diocesan voucher system.

Shaped by Faith

As part of the Shaped By Faith program, individuals and/or parishes may have tuition covered for Shaped By Faith courses. Approximately $5,000 worth of vouchers are available each term and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. When registering for a course(s), please check the box: I/We would like to use a Shaped By Faith voucher for this course. You will also need to check the appropriate box if you are taking the course as an individual or as a parish (2 or more individuals belonging to the same parish). If you have any questions, please contact

Fall Term (August 24 – October 30)

Gospel Hospitality

Gospel Hospitality

FACULTY: Richard Jorgensen & Marsha Roscoe
COST: $75 or free with a SBF Voucher
DATES: Mondays at 6:00 PM beginning September 28

This course teaches the basics of gospel hospitality: from signage, to welcoming space, to what happens when someone comes to the church for the first time. Students will learn how to examine their current context for intentional and unintentional gospel practices and inconsistencies.

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Racial Justice and the Body of Christ

FACULTY: Josh Davis & Allison St. Louis
COST: FREE (Course Full: Wait List Registration Only)
DATES: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm beginning September 30

Using a framework of becoming, connecting and doing, this five-week course is designed to engage persons of faith in the work of co-creating with God a society in which racial justice is the norm.

Current SSFM students can register online here. If you are new to our school, register here.

If you would like more information about these courses, please contact:
The Very Rev. Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, Dean
Phone: (717) 315-8088